Keeanga-Yamahtta T.

Keeanga-Yamahtta T.

African American Studies, Princeton University. Author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, Haymarket Books

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I wrote this about the uprising, the state of our politics, and the way out.

There is no such thing as "just policing". There is not a single period in time in the US where the police were not a force of racist repression, violence and abuse. They do not stop crime; they do not protect communities. They continue to be a source of oppression and violence.

Here, I discuss the deep problems with mainstream black politics trapped in the Democratic Party. It has been tired and uninspired. we need to return to insurgent black politics. today’s organizers and activists show us how. The End of Black Politics

Amna Akbar is one of the most powerful and articulate voices on the demand for abolition. She is a go to for me. Here she discusses the many paths that brought us to this mainstream discussion to defund and abolish.

Just when you’re out here thinking that you are really writing some shit, you read something like this and just get blown away. Something like perfection.

This is just astounding. Check out the numbers of those involved in protests for BLM.